Excursions in Palm Springs

8 excursions and activities in Palm Springs are offered at reasonable prices and may be booked online.

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Whether you're new to the area or a veteran of the desert, there are a few guided tours and excursions in Palm Springs that you can take advantage of. These tours will guide you through the sights of the desert, including the Mount San Jacinto State Park, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and more.

Desert Tasty Tours

Whether you're a local or visiting the Palm Springs area, there are a variety of guided tours and excursions you can enjoy. Whether you're interested in taking a tour that combines cultural insights with food tastings, or you want to learn more about the area's history and architecture, Desert Tasty Tours has something for you.

One of the most popular guided tours in the area is the Palm Springs Wine Tour. The tour includes transportation, wine tastings, and a vineyard lunch. You'll also learn about the region's history and discover the city's rich celebrity connections.

Another popular tour is the Palm Springs Walking Tour. This tour is led by a native Palm Springs resident and offers a detailed look at the city's unique features. You'll discover dozens of unique homes and the city's rich history. You'll also learn about its eclectic architectural styles.

Palm Springs Air Museum

Whether you are a World War II buff or simply looking for a fun outing with the kids, the Palm Springs Air Museum is a must. It has the largest collection of flyable WWII planes in the world. The museum offers guided tours of its B-17 bomber and a flight simulator. It also offers countless educational programs and videos.

Palm Springs Air Museum

There are several special events at the Palm Springs Air Museum, such as the Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair. This annual event honors the sacrifices of those who gave the ultimate price for freedom. During this event, over 2,000 people flock to the Palm Springs Air Museum to see the Flower Drop.

Joshua Tree National Park

Whether you're an avid outdoor enthusiast or just looking for a relaxing day trip, guided tours and excursions in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park are the way to go. You'll be amazed by the unique landscape, wildlife and geology of this national park.

Joshua Tree National Park is known for its rock formations and boulders. These unique boulders are found up close and personal on guided tours. You'll see a variety of rock formations, including Arch Rock, which is one of the most popular attractions in the park.

You'll also see twisted Joshua trees, desert washes and groves of famously spiky trees. Hiking and rock climbing are easy to do here. However, if you're looking for a deeper backcountry experience, you'll need a 4x4 tour.

Mount San Jacinto State Park

Located in southern California, Mount San Jacinto State Park is the second highest peak in the state. It offers spectacular views of the valleys below. It is also a popular hiking destination. Several trails are available, ranging from easy to challenging. It is also home to some of the best camping in Southern California.

The park offers a natural exhibit area. You can also rent equipment from the Adventure Center. There are also small group tours, which provide personalized attention.

A tour guide will take you through the park's history and culture. He will also teach you about the medicinal plants that the Cahuilla people used to treat illnesses.

Modernism Tour of Palm Springs

Whether you're a fan of architecture or just love a good party, you'll want to check out the Modernism Tour of Palm Springs. It's a great way to explore Palm Springs' designated historic districts and learn about its world-famous architecture. You can learn about the builders and architects who helped shape Palm Springs' architectural history, as well as look at the modernist gems that are still standing today.

The Modernism Tour of Palm Springs includes a trip to the Art Museum. At the museum, you can visit the Vera Neumann Art Collection. This collection is a testament to the prolific designer's 8,000 designs during her lifetime. You'll also see the works of Trina Turk, who's famous for her California modernism aesthetic.

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Located in Palm Springs, California, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is a not-for-profit organization that aims to preserve and celebrate the culture and history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The Museum features a number of amazing exhibitions. It is also the first Native American museum to be included in the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, which provides opportunities for mutual sharing of resources.

Agua Caliente is a tribal community that has been living in Greater Palm Springs since time immemorial. The Museum is the Tribe's voice and it brings world-renowned Smithsonian exhibitions to the Coachella Valley. This includes an amazing 360-degree animation theater that tells the story of how the tribe came to be.

The best things to do in Palm Springs

When visiting Palm Springs, be sure to check out the Cahuilla cultural museum, which pays tribute to the native Cahuilla people who have been living in the area for hundreds of years. There's also a new cultural plaza being built at the corner of Indian Canyon Drive and E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, which is intended to be the center of cultural tourism for many years to come.


If you're in the mood for some history, Idyllwild, California, is the place for you. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest, Idyllwild is about a two-hour drive from Los Angeles. It's a great day trip for those who don't have a lot of time to spend sightseeing in the city.


Idyllwild is also known for being a haven for artists. There are classes in modern dance and basket weaving, as well as art exhibits and free concerts. The Idyllwild Arts Alliance also sponsors events and exhibits in the town. The town also features a Living Free Animal Sanctuary, which cares for rescued animals.

Indian Canyons

The Agua Caliente Band, along with the city government, operates the Indian Canyons and Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. The area has lots to offer in the way of outdoor activities, art galleries, vintage stores, and more. The town itself is small enough to be walked around without a car, and it is dog-friendly as well.

There are several hiking trails in the Indian Canyons, including Palm Canyon. The trail is 15 miles long, though most hikers prefer to take short sections. The trail passes through areas with indigenous flora and fauna. Cahuilla people lived in the region and were a part of this natural habitat. Andreas Canyon is another popular hiking area. This canyon contains 150 species of plants in 0.5 miles.

Stagecoach Music Festival

The Stagecoach Music Festival is one of the world's premier country music festivals. The Indio Polo Grounds, just south of Palm Springs, is the site of the event, which was founded in 1985. Its first performers included George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris. Over the years, it has evolved into the biggest country music festival in the world. This year, headliners include Garth Brooks, who will be joined by his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

Along with the music, the Stagecoach Festival also includes a wide variety of activities and food vendors. Many festivalgoers enjoy discovering Greater Palm Springs, from horseback riding through canyons to dining in legendary saloons. During the festival, you can also attend events held by celebrity chefs, take honky-tonk dancing lessons, visit local clothing markets, and take a ride in the nearby amusement park.

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